Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dan Peek of America Passes Away

Dan Peek, the very talented lead singer and co-founder of America, died Sunday at his home in Farmington, Missouri.

Peek started America with bandmates Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell while they attended high school together in London, where their fathers were stationed with the United States Air Force.

Peek played guitar, bass, harmonica and keyboards for the group, whose biggest hits included their first one "A Horse With No Name", "Ventura Highway", "Sister Golden Hair", "Tin Man" and "You Can Do Magic".  America had a distinctive sound built on a foundation of some of the best harmonies the world has ever heard.  For those of us living at the time of their music, we have a memory attached to each of their songs.  They were something special.

Disillusioned with the rock scene and his own drug use, Peek left America to renew his faith in Jesus Christ.  He released several solo albums and earned a Grammy nomination for her first, All Things Are Possible.

Peek's great talent will be missed.  He was 60.

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